it — appears that Marvel can’t do anything wrong these days, with the biggest movie franchise in history the comic book giant is breaking into TV with last year’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and this year’s Agent Carter and at the same time it appears that they are not willing to give up on their less famous characters as well, last year Netflix announced 4 Marvel series and one mini series is set to come out on the streaming platform starting with Daredevil and Jessica Jones to Luke Cage and Iron Fist all leading up to The Defenders mini series, kinda like what they did with The Avengers, well here I will give you my thoughts on the first of those four series : Daredevil!
The Good — Setting
While the MCU is not very dark and gritty the good folks behind Daredevil decided to make this one every bit as brutal as the comics that it is based on, Hell’s Kitchen is a very dark and depressing place crime is at its peak and corruption is everywhere, not for the light hearted.
The Great — Cast
While the good guys do a very decent job especially Debora and Charlie the villain takes the spotlight for the best performance, he is ruthless and you see a side of him that is both gentle and sad yet at the same time broken, one of the things that really captivated me was his morning routine and the way he prepared his breakfast it was just so well done.
The Awesomeness — Direction and writing
It is always a make or break when it comes to direction, you can’t be too focused on the main story with nothing on the side but focus on the side stories too much and you will lose your audience so finding that perfect balance is really key here and Daredevil found it and took it home, with almost no drama stretches it is amazing how deep this season goes into the heroes and the villains without losing a lot of time building up to it, few shows can do that this well.
The Perfection — Fight scene
Particularly “THAT” fight scene, I don’t want to spoil anything but if you have seen the show you know what I am talking about.
Marvel’s Netflix Universe (yes I call it that) is shaping up to be one of the best we have ever seen with an awesome cast and characters and hints at a larger universe ahead the show keeps you on your toes for 13 hours, it is an amazing journey, one I really recommend you to take.